Tommy Creagh's award winning film Land of Winter is a new story inspired by Dubliners The Dead. A young man staggers through Dublin's cold streets hopelessly searching for a pub still serving on a dark winter's night on the brink of snowfall.
Caitríona Ní Threasaigh's film, Penelope, is an adaptation of Molly's Soliloquy from Ulysses. As Land of Winter is inspired by the final passage of Dubliners, Penelope is from the final chapter of Ulysses, probably the two most iconic and celebrated passages in all of Joyce's work. Penelope uses cinematic language to breathe new life into this famous soliloquy. Through performance poetic imagery and sound, Molly's stream of consciousness is presented in a new, refreshing way.
Both films compliment each other, giving a good range of Joycean flavours, learned audiences experiencing the material anew while those unfamiliar finding it accessible and engaging. This joint screening will be an exciting addition to the Bloomsday Festival celebrations.
Showings: 15th June at 7pm and 8pm. Each screening approx. 45 mins in duration.